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Trine Knocks Off #21 Elmhurst in Home Opener

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ANGOLA, Ind. - Trine University senior Richard Gunn (Ashley, Ind./Penn) took the football team on his back late in the 4th quarter, leading them to a come-from-behind win over No. 21 Elmhurst College 16-7 in the Thunder's home opener. It was Trine's seventh straight home opening win as they improve to 2-0 on the season.

Trine, who received two votes in the most recent D3football.com poll, used four interceptions, three of which came on the final three Elmhurst possessions to get the go-ahead field goal and a 15-yard score from Gunn.

Elmhurst's lone score came with 3:10 left in the first quarter as an offensive lineman got a rare touchdown as he recovered their own fumble in the end zone.

The Thunder struggled early on as they lost a fumble as the first quarter ended and missed a field goal on their opening drive of the second. Senior Tyler Keck (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Memorial) would come through for the Thunder late connecting from 34 and 24 yards. After the first Keck field goal, the Thunder would intercept the Bluejays for the first time with 1:18 remaining in the half by junior Tyler Guzy (Coldwater, Mich./Coldwater) giving Keck his second opportunity to split the uprights.

In the third, neither team was able to put points on the scoreboard, but the Thunder headed into the fourth quarter driving into Elmhurst territory. Trine would go all the way down to the Bluejays 5-yard-line, but the Thunder would fumble and Elmhurst recovered at their own 2-yard-line.

Trine's defense would then make their push as on the fourth play of the Elmhurst ensuing drive, senior Blaek Combs (Rushville, Ind./Rushville Consolidate) would pick off the Bluejays pass and return it to the Elmhurst 34. Trine would get into the red zone and take the lead 9-7 on a 20-yard Keck field goal.

On Elmhurst's following possession, the Thunder would again come up big defensively as senior Tony Miranda (Goshen, Ind./NorthWood) picked off a pass for the second straight game as the Bluejays were driving into Trine territory. Trine would give it to Gunn on four straight plays as he went for a 45-yard run and then two plays later plowed into the end zone from 15-yards outs for his first touchdown of the season with 1:38 left to play.

Now leading 16-7, Trine would put the game away on the fifth play of the Elmhurst drive as Guzy picked off his second pass of the day with 47 seconds left in the game to give the Thunder the victory.

Gunn finished the afternoon with 129 yards on 18 rushing attempts and junior Austin Shoemaker (Huntington, Ind./Huntington North) added 71 yards on 14 touches. Junior Anthony Yoder (Goshen, Ind./Concord) connected on 9-of-17 from the pocket for 89 yards and scrambled nine times for 48 yards. Fellow junior Andrew Dee (McComb, Ohio/McComb) came on to play the final two quarters and finished with 45 yards on 5-of-8 passing. Sophomore Gage Corner (Leo, Ind./Leo) led all receivers with six catches for 64 yards.

Senior Derek Posey (Newark, Ohio/Utica) led the Thunder defense with 13 tackles (eight solo) on the day. Combs added 11 tackles (eight solo) and a forced fumble to go along with his interception.

Trine's defense held the Bluejays to just 127 yards on the ground after they had run for 302 in their first game. The four interceptions by the Thunder tied for third most in program history and were the most since they also picked off four at Alma on November 15, 2011.

The Thunder improve their all-time home opener record to 14-5 in the programs history.

Trine now turns their attention to Concordia (WI) whom they host in the MIAA/NACC Challenge on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Start of 4th
14 Westfield State
29 Framingham State
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4th - 06:04
10 Moravian
17 Juniata
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4th - 12:41
7 Endicott
28 Salve Regina
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4th - 12:53
7 St. Vincent
63 Thomas More
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Halftime
3 Hobart
7 Union
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End of 2nd
24 Colby
20 Hamilton
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Halftime
0 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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10 St. John Fisher
7 Ithaca
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Halftime
21 Kenyon
19 Allegheny
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3rd - 14:59
7 SUNY-Maritime
7 Mount Ida
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27 Middlebury
7 Bates
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7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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Halftime
10 Wesleyan
7 Amherst
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End of 2nd
7 Bowdoin
49 Trinity (Conn.)
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End of 2nd
14 Husson
7 Gallaudet
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Halftime
21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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2nd 5:14
6 Buffalo State
13 Utica
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Start of 3rd
0 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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Halftime
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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End of 2nd
10 Albright
5 Stevenson
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End of 2nd
38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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End of 2nd
14 Alma
14 Albion
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End of 2nd
13 Shenandoah
24 Guilford
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3rd - 12:05
20 Plymouth State
0 Massachusetts Maritime
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2nd - 00:11
37 Wooster
12 Hiram
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Halftime
28 Washington and Lee
0 Hampden-Sydney
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End of 2nd
7 Alfred State
16 Anna Maria
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Start of 3rd
25 Bridgewater
10 Emory and Henry
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Halftime
7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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Halftime
10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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Halftime
6 RPI
7 Alfred
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End of 2nd
10 Nichols
18 Curry
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Start of 3rd
0 Southern Virginia
28 Salisbury
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2nd - 10:53
10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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0 Ursinus
7 Susquehanna
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End of 2nd
20 Cortland
13 Morrisville State
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End of 2nd
14 Hope
36 Trine
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Start of 3rd
17 Trinity (Texas)
0 Sewanee
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Halftime
7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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1:30 PM
Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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2nd - 03:38
7 Tufts
0 Williams
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2nd - 08:00
35 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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2nd - 12:10
7 MIT
0 Coast Guard
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2nd - 13:08
7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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8:32, 2nd quarter
7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2nd - 08:50
14 Franklin
9 Rose-Hulman
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3:00 (1st)
14 John Carroll
0 Capital
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2nd - 07:06
7 Bluffton
14 Manchester
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1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
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1:35 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-River Falls
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2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
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1st - 04:44
0 Greensboro
10 LaGrange
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1st - 05:29
7 Mass-Dartmouth
0 Worcester State
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1st - 05:29
6 Muhlenberg
3 McDaniel
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1st - 01:50
7 Western New England
0 Becker
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1st - 06:39
0 Methodist
13 Maryville (Tenn.)
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1st - 06:03
7 Adrian
0 Kalamazoo
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2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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1st - 07:28
0 Olivet
7 Benedictine
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1st - 04:21
7 Birmingham-Southern
7 Austin
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Q1 9:52
0 UW-Stevens Point
3 UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
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2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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1st - 05:33
7 Nebraska Wesleyan
6 Buena Vista
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1st - 05:21
7 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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1st - 01:09
0 Rockford
0 Aurora
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1st - 03:43
0 Concordia (Wis.)
14 Concordia-Chicago
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2:00 PM
Carleton at St. Olaf
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7:46 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
14 St. John's
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1st - 05:34
7 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
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1st - 03:39
6 Westminster (Mo.)
0 Greenville
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2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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1st - 06:19
0 Grinnell
21 Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
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2:00 PM
Lawrence at St. Norbert
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2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
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2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
1st - 11:03
7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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2:30 PM
Merchant Marine at WPI
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2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
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2:30 PM
Hanover at Earlham
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2:30 PM
Beloit at Chicago
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
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3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
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4:00 PM
Chapman at La Verne
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4:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
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4:00 PM
Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
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6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
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10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Halftime
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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End of 2nd
38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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End of 2nd
7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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Halftime
7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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2nd - 08:00
35 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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8:32, 2nd quarter
7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
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7:46 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
14 St. John's
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2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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1st - 05:40
7 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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1st - 11:03
7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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